Scientific Visualization: Collaborations Between Museums and Scientists

Friday, 13 February 2015: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room LL20B (San Jose Convention Center)
Science museums have always played an important role in helping the public understand and visualize science, whether it is reconstructions of fossilized dinosaurs or hands-on experiments with the properties of light. In recent years, museums have been taking new approaches to partnering with scientists to explore ways to visualize science together. These partnerships have brought visualization professionals out of the museum and into research centers and brought research centers inside the museum walls. The speakers in this session will share some of their institutions' recent partnerships to visualize science, suggesting models that could be explored at other institutions.
Erika C. Shugart, American Society for Microbiology
Toshi Komatsu, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley
Optimizing Scientific Visualizations: Bridging Science and Public Understanding
Julie Urban, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Blurred Lines: Research, Exhibits, and Education Merge in the Public Eye
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